Police Blotter

Police Blotter – Sunset District

Brandishing a Weapon: 1900 Block of Great Highway, Aug. 27, 8:15 a.m.

The victims reported that they had to stop in the middle of parking their car because their dogs needed to relieve themselves. The suspect suddenly yelled out at them from a second-story window of a nearby building. 

The suspect shouted that the victims had parked badly and that they needed to leave. During the argument that ensued afterwards, the victims reported that the suspect had displayed a handgun but kept it pointed at the floor. 

Responding officers made contact with the suspect and after further investigation, the suspect was cited.  

Stolen Vehicle: 1400 Block of 11th Avenue, Aug. 29, 6:19 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a traffic collision after which the suspect involved was leaving the scene. 

Responding officers investigated the incident and discovered that the vehicle involved in the accident had been reported stolen. A security video showing the suspect’s involvement in the accident was also obtained. 

The suspect was located and, after further investigation, was arrested.  

Arson of a Vehicle: Rivera Street and 46th Avenue, Aug. 31, 2:46 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had been set on fire, which was later successfully extinguished by the SFFD. 

The victim stated that he believed the fire may have been caused by a known suspect.   

Threats, Assault: 1200 Block of 48th Avenue, Sept. 1, 11:38 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault. The victim reported that he had asked the suspect’s daughter and the suspect’s wife, his neighbors, to retrieve a piece of wood that had fallen into their yard. 

The suspect then responded by leaving a message threatening to beat up the victim. Later, when the victim encountered the suspect, an argument ensued about the victim talking to the suspect’s family and their parking situation. 

During the argument, the suspect assaulted the victim. 

Responding officers investigated the incident and arrested the suspect.

Stolen Vehicle: 30th Avenue and Lawton Street, Sept. 7, 9:59 p.m.

Officers responded to a well-being check report. The witness stated that a vehicle with a hood that was propped open had been parked with the driver’s seat occupied for the past eight hours. 

Responding officers made contact with the driver, the suspect, and were told that the vehicle’s battery had died and that the suspect was waiting for his friend. A computer check on the vehicle reported that it had been stolen.  

A computer check on the suspect revealed multiple non-extraditable arrest warrants from Washington State, in addition to a previous arrest due to a stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested.

Fire: 400 Block of Taraval Street, Sept. 9, 1:50 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a fire which was later extinguished by SFFD. 

Responding officers investigated the incident and determined that the suspect had entered the building, stolen several items and then set multiple papers on fire before exiting the building.  

Assault: 27th Avenue and Irving Street, Sept. 13, 6:29 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault and made contact with both parties. The victim reported that he had observed the suspect, who was holding a crowbar, and was told to mind his own business and to keep walking. 

The suspect then insulted the victim. The victim responded in kind and the suspect repeated the insult before adding that he would beat up the victim and hit the victim with the crowbar. 

The suspect stated that he had been using the crowbar to break into multiple parking meters when the victim approached him and punched him. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested.

Burglary: 1900 Block of 21st Avenue, Sept. 13, 3:04 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary. The victim reported that she heard suspicious noises and observed, via security cameras, that two suspects were stealing her property. 

The victim confronted the suspects, who fled. Responding officers later located the vehicle involved in the incident and detained the occupants. 

After further investigation, one of the occupants was identified as the suspect that had burglarized the victim’s home. The suspect was arrested.

Public Health Violation: Taraval Street and 32nd Avenue, Sept. 15, 9:50 a.m.

Officers responded to a report that the suspect was refusing to wear a mask while on a Muni bus. 

Responding officers made contact with the suspect, who stated multiple times that he did not like wearing a mask and that COVID-19 was not real. After numerous refusals to wear a mask, the suspect was cited.  

Assault: 2300 Block of 28th Avenue, Sept. 21, 10:49 p.m.

The victim reported that the suspect, an upstairs neighbor, had his window open and the TV on very loud. 

The victim yelled out to ask the suspect to quiet down but did not receive a response. The victim used a broom handle to knock on the suspect’s window which prompted an argument with the suspect. 

During the argument, the suspect pointed a gun at the victim and threatened him. Responding officers arrived at the location and detained the suspect. 

A search located the gun as reported by the victim. After further investigation, the suspect was arrested. 

Possession of Stolen Property: 1556 Great Highway, Sept. 21, 11:59 a.m.

The victim reported that his speakers had been taken by the suspect a day earlier and thrown onto the roof of a building.

The victim confronted the suspect, who had climbed on to the roof of the building to retrieve the speakers, and demanded his property back. The suspect refused and brandished a handgun at the victim. Responding officers located the suspect and detained him. 

A search revealed the speakers and methamphetamine in the suspect’s possession. After further investigation, it was determined that the gun was a BB gun. The suspect was cited.

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